The new 2017 GMC Yukon XL certainly gets the job done when it comes to hauling your brood, and their cargo, and perhaps also if you have some towing job to be done. Furthermore, it also offers a strong V8 power, a high-quality cabin, an available nine-passenger seating, a big cargo capacity, stout towing capacity, and a quiet highway ride. The GMC Yukon XL 2017 release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017.
Anyone shopping in the full-size crossover SUV segment has plenty of choices around ranging from fresh car-based to old-school truck-based crossovers. Well, the 2017 GMC Yukon XL fits the latter’s description. It is among the last surviving species of its breed. Despite this fact, it is still a respectable vehicle in its own right and still has got a long way from being antiquated (or maybe it is).
One formula that has always characterized the truck-based crossover SUVs is their combination of a rugged body-on frame mechanical underpinnings and V8 power. As such, these vehicles usually boasts of a high-degree of burliness, structural rigidity, and a stout towing capacity. Also, they are spacious and more often than not provide a seating capacity for up to nine passengers. They are better suited for huge families who need a spacious backseat, are constantly in need of towing, and also need a vehicle that is both comfortable on asphalt and on dirt. The 2017 GMC Yukon XL is one among the few ideal candidates that perfectly fit the description above.
For families looking for something else, the market offers alternatives such as the Ford Expedition EL, and the Toyota Sequoia.
2017 GMC Yukon XL Review of Trims
Three trims are offered for the 2017 GMC Yukon XL: SLT, SLE, and Denali. Eight-seating capacity is standard across the entire lineup. Also available are two optional arrangements: a seven seating arrangement courtesy of the second-row captain’s chairs, and a nine-seating available exclusively for the SLE model and results from the available 40/20/40-split front bench.
Exterior GMC Yukon XL colors: Summit White, Iridium Metallic, Sparkling Silver Metallic, Onyx Black, Midnight Amethyst Metallic, Crimson Red Tintcoat, Bronze Alloy Metallic, and Light Steel Gray Metallic. Modest changes can be expected on its release date.
2017 GMC Yukon XL Interior & Exterior Changes
Some of the standard accessories available for the entry-level XL SLE model include rear privacy glass, an automatic climate control, power front seats, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a rearview camera, a driver-integrated blind-spot monitor, front and rear parking sensors, eighteen-inch alloy wheels, roof rails, foglights, side assist steps, Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control, leather-wrapped steering wheel, driver-integrated blind-spot monitor, and keyless ignition and entry.
Standard accessories available include an eight-inch IntelliLink touchscreen interface, a media player interface, smartphone app integration, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, a CD player, an auxiliary audio jack, five USB ports, a nine-speaker Bose sound system, a 110-V power outlet, an SD card slot, and Pandora Internet radio.
Upgrading to the Yukon XL SLE model gets you automatic high-beam control, power-adjustable pedals, lane-keeping assist, automatic high-beam control, forward collision alert, a vibrating seat alert, a power liftgate, power-adjustable pedals, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.
The top-of-the-line 2017 GMC Yukon XL Denali comes equipped with a trailer-brake controller, twenty-inch alloy wheels, a ten-speaker Bose sound system, xenon headlights, a magnetically controlled adaptive suspension system, active noise cancellation, adaptive cruise control, a heated second-row bench, power-retractable assist steps, a heads-up display, and rear-seat entertainment systems.
Wheelbase: 10 ft. 10 in. (130 in.)
Length: 18 ft. 8.4 in. (224.4 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 8.5 in. (80.5 in.)
Passenger volume: 122.4 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: 38.9 cu.ft. ( max. 121.7 cu.ft. )
Curb weight: 5536 lbs.
Top Speed: N/A
0-60: 5.9 sec
MPG: 16/23 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Bronze Alloy Metallic, Crimson Red Tintcoat, Iridium Metallic, Light Steel Gray Metallic, Midnight Amethyst Metallic, Onyx Black, Quicksilver Metallic, Sparkling Silver Metallic…
Towing Capacity: 8100 lbs.
2017 GMC Yukon XL Engine Specs
Beneath the hoods of both the SLE, and the SLT is a 5.3L V8 engine rated at 355 hp and 383 lbs. ft. of torque. There’s also the 5.3L V8 engine fitted beneath the hood of the GMC Yukon XL Denali 2017. Default systems include a locking rear differential, and a six-speed automatic transmission system. A choice of either a RWD or an AWD is available.
A properly loaded 2017 GMC Yukon XL Denali can achieve a maximum towing capacity of between 8,100 and 7,100 pounds.
2017 GMC Yukon XL Release Date & Price
Rumors allege the new Yukon XL will go for sale sometime in the first half of 2017 with the base price starting from $50,865.
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